Born on December 29, 1899 in San Antonio, Albay province. Received his early education from his mother herself, and at the age of 10 years study, the first years of Latin in the Seminario Conciliar de Nueva Caceres, until the year 1885, what has happened to further their studies at the University o...f Sto. Tomas, pursue a career in law, having finished his career in 1893.
Practiced law in the province of Albay, and not agreeing, for political reasons, to continue this profession during the Spanish Government, was devoted to agriculture until the revolution came and was appointed Minister of Justice in the province of Albay.
In the elections of July 1907, was proclaimed by his friends to MP for the first district that province of Albay, and so was elected unanimously as high as currently play in the first Philippine Assembly of Philippine Islands.